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Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Hemodialysis Technician

Develop a health career as a Hemodialysis Technician

Stratford’s Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Hemodialysis program will prepare you to impact one of the nation’s most demanding healthcare areas. As chronic kidney disease has become more prevalent, the need for Hemodialysis Technicians has escalated. Having an Associate degree as a Hemodialysis Technician will increase your job prospects and your marketability.

As a student in Stratford’s Associate of Applied of Science in Clinical Hemodialysis program, you will learn the theoretical and clinical aspects of hemodialysis, including the duties and responsibilities essential to the delivery of patient care in a chronic outpatient setting. You will also learn how to operate hemodialysis machines, perform punctuation and catheterization, and complete pre and post patient assessments.

Upon graduation from Stratford, you will qualify for membership with the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/ Technologists (NANT) and will become eligible for certification by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC).

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. As a result, between 2011 and 2012, 75% of graduates of this program have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Some of the finest healthcare facilities in the DC region employ our graduates, including:

  • NOVA Nurses Home Care Agency
  • Infinity Home Health Services
  • Sunrise Senior Living

Here is a sampling of rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Certified Dialysis Technician
  • Biomedical Technician
  • PCT Dialysis Technician

Take the next step towards launching your career as a Hemodialysis Technician. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Program Requirements and Online Options

You can complete your Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Hemodialysis degree  at our Falls Church Campus. Courses are taught through a combination of in-class and online instruction. 

This program typically takes 7 quarters to complete.

Course RequirementsCredits Required Number of Classes
Core Requirements 67.5 15
Arts and Sciences Requirements 22.5 5
Total Required for Graduation 90 20

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford's faculty is comprised of some of the top healthcare professionals in the field all of whom possess either a Nurse Practitioner degree, Master’s of Science in Nursing, a Ph.D. or other medical degree. These health care professionals are licensed by the State of Virginia and have expertise in specialty areas such as Maternal Child Health, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Nursing Policy. Because they are practicing professionals, they are able to apply theory and real-life scenarios to classroom instruction.


Through Stratford’s Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Hemodialysis program, you will have the opportunity to gain supervised experience through an Externship in a Clinical Hemodialysis environment. In addition, you will practice direct application of all clinical skills giving you the tools you need to become successful in the field. Through our Externship Program you can work in some of the top healthcare facilities, including Davita and Renal Care Partner.

State-of-the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers learning environments that facilitate competency-based learning, testing, evaluation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing. Our School of Health Science is equipped with advanced medical teaching tools, such as the SIM mannequin and simulation labs—all designed for scenario-based training that will enhance your learning experience. In addition, we maintain small class sizes, which are ideal for lab activities and encourage collaboration and information sharing among students.

Healthcare Programs that Fit Your Busy Schedule

Residential classes are offered day and evening to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success. Between 2011 and 2012, 100% of part-time students who graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Hemodialysis completed the program on time.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s Associate of Applied Science in Clinical Hemodialysis Technician.

Arts and Sciences Course Requirements



ENGXXX English Course (100 or 200 level)


HUMXXX Humanities Course (100 or 200 level)


MATXXX Mathematics Course (100 or 200 level)


PSYXXX Psychology Course (100 or 200 level)


SCIXXX Science Course (100 or 200 level)


For a list of all Arts and Sciences course options refer to the Arts and Sciences course listing.

Code Name Credits
Anatomy and Physiology I
Medical Terminology
Basic Clinical Procedures
Anatomy and Physiology II
Pharmacology I
Medical Office Practice
Diseases of the Human Body
Principles of Hemodialysis
Dialysis Delivery Systems
Pre and Post Patient Assessment
Dialysis Treatment of Renal Disease
Fundamentals of Renal Nutrition
Dialysis Quality and Safety Procedures
Advanced Dialysis Procedures
Hemodialysis Externship